On July 2018 Yalta Health Resort "Nizhnaya Oreanda", located at the territory of the Historical Estate of the Imperial Family, for the second time will host the "Music House Summer Academy".
Successful young soloists preparing for performances at the international competitions will attend non-public master classes by outstanding Russian and foreign teachers and enjoy the picturesque Crimean resort. Each cycle of master classes is designed for 14 days.
The Music House, which occupies the Residence of Grand Duke Aleksei Aleksandrovich Romanov in St. Petersburg, opens its summer branch at the former Royal Residence on the Crimea southern coast.
Lower Oreanda was originally purchased by Alexander I and later transferred to Nicholas I, who believed that Lower Oreanda was as good as the best Italian resorts. The construction of Lower Oreanda Palace under the design project of A. Stakenschneider was completed in 1853 and destroyed by fire in 1881.
Today, the main building of the Health Resort having the same name as the Palace is located at that site, surrounded by 47 hectares of picturesque park, and the Music House Summer Academy is situated at the Kremlin building of Soviet construction period with noticeable Italian architectural motives.
July 9-22 master classes in "Summer Academy" will take place for the following specialties: violin, cello, bassoon. National Artists of Russia, Professors Mikhail Gantvarg, Sergey Roldugin and Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor Kirill Sokolov will conduct classes for eight young soloists from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Kazan and Basel.
July 23 – August 5 classes will be held for young cellists, flutists and violinists from Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories, as well as the Brussels Royal Conservatory and the Basel Musical Academy. The mastery secrets will be shared with them by Professor of Sibelius Academy Martti Rousi, Professor of Paris Conservatory Vincent Lucas, Professor of Universities of Music in Vienna and in Graz Boris Kushnir.
From 1 to 5 August will continue classes for young cellists, flutists and violinists that started in July. The master classes will be given by Professor of Sibelius Academy Martti Rousi, the Professor of the Paris Conservatory Vincent Lucas, the Professor of Vienna Conservatory and Graz University of Music Boris Kushnir.
From 6 to 19 August the course of master classes will be held by laureates of International Tchaikovsky Competitions of 2007 and 2015 – Miroslav Kultyshev (piano) and Pavel Milyukov (violin) and the Honoured Artist of Russia, professor Vladimir Shkolnik. Participants of the master classes will be young pianists, violinists and trombonists from Moscow and St. Petersburg.
From 20 August to 2 September at once four specialties will be presented in the final shift of the "Summer Academy". Young clarinetists, oboists, fluteists and pianists from Moscow and St. Petersburg will participate in the master classes of Honoured Artists of Russia, Professors Evgeny Petrov, Alexei Utkin, Alexander Golyshev and Alexander Mndoyants.